Big surprise here: the BBC is biased, hates Christianity and carries water for Islamic supremacists. “The BBC and its bias towards pro-immigration lobby: Report accuses ‘left-wing Corporation of downplaying violence by Islamists,'” by Alasdair Glennie for the Daily Mail, May 29 (thanks to Inexion):
The BBC gives too much weight to pro-immigration voices and “˜almost totally ignores” the negative social impact of multiculturalism, a new study has claimed.
The corporation suffers from left wing “˜groupthink” that prevents its journalists from challenging institutional bias and results in pro-immigration “˜propaganda”, according to the research published yesterday.
It was also accused of “˜downplaying” violence by Islamists while being happy to criticise Christianity and report on the activities of other violent extremists.
The report, by independent think-tank The New Culture Forum, looked at coverage by BBC news and current affairs programmes since 1997.
It comes as the BBC undertakes an “˜impartiality review” by former ITV and Sky executive Stuart Prebble to see whether it gives “˜due weight” to a full range of opinion on controversial topics, such as immigration….
Damagingly, in the wake of the Woolwich killing last week, the study accused the BBC of failing to report accurately on violence by Islamic fundamentalists.
It said: “˜In contrast to violence perpetrated by white-skinned extremists, the BBC tends to downplay any violent activity on the part of extremists.”
It added: “˜The BBC feels uncomfortable tackling Islamic extremism or aggression by minorities; it feels more at ease to see Muslims as victims of racism or Islamophobia.”
In 2010, the BBC”s then director general Mark Thompson accepted the corporation had once been guilty of a “˜massive” Left-wing bias and admitted its coverage of immigration and Europe had been “˜weak”.
He said: “˜The BBC doesn’t always get it right. I think there are some areas, immigration, business and Europe where the BBC has historically been rather weak and rather nervous about letting that entire debate happen.
In 2007, a BBC Trust report into the BBC”s impartiality found the corporation had self-censored subjects it found unpalatable.
The BBC said coverage of immigration is “˜impartial and balanced”, but Trustees are carrying out a review to see if “˜due weight” is given to a range of opinions on hot topics.